Jahnvi Kapoor To Play IAF  Pilot Gunjan Saxena

The bio-pic  epidemic is getting eminently contagious. Films based on real-life characters  have begun to flood  Hindi cinema, , though not too many  of them are about female characters.

Changing that  around  is Karan Johar who is all set to produce  a  bio-pic on the Indian Air force’s female  pilot Gunjan Saxena who was enormously active during the Indian army’s presence  at the Kargil war.

What comes as  a real surprise  is  the  choice  of actor to play the heroic  pilot. Fresh from her debut in the Karan Kapoor-produced Dhadak, Jahnvi Kapoor is being thrown into  the  middle of a complex  bio-pic about  a women pilot during war-time.

Says  a  source close to the development, “Karan Johar  thinks Jahnvi has the right posture and attitude to play Gunjan Saxena. No,  Jahnvi won’t actually fly a  helicopter  in  the  film. But she is going to  learn  how  the helicopter  works so  she looks comfortable inside a helicopter.”

All we can say, Jahnvi has her  mythic mother Sridevi’s blessing to get  right into the role that any seasoned actress  would give her right arm  to play.

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